October 14 was a day to remember in Salem Oregon as the Capital FC Timbers held an “HONOR THE GAME” day. Over 141 teams participated, composed of 616 players, 75 coaches and close to 1,000 parents.
According to Sam Adelman, Director of Recreational Programs, "We wanted to find a way to express our value's as a club. Positive Coaching Alliance has given us so much brilliant material to further educate our community, and we needed to find a day where everyone was available to participate, and become educated. Honor the Game Day was the perfect solution. We had banners at every entrance, all coaches had t-shirts they wore, all players received wristbands, and the referees themselves read statements to families in attendance, all expressing the words "Honor the Game." WPSL and PDL players for Capital FC and Timbers U23 also were out at the complex, helping spread the message and motivate players to always play their hardest, while respecting ROOTS (respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates, and self)."
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